Sometimes the crunch in finals means I can't complete work to my satisfaction. Sometimes I just move on with my life, chalking it up as a learning experience, and other times, I use my free time to make the necessary corrections. Since I want these first fifteen pages of Foiled to be published in an anthology, I need to correct the lettering and the word balloons, and I need to do it in a way that I find efficient. I realize that I could have drawn the word balloons in on Photoshop using my tablet, but I find that this doesn't look very organic, and the word balloons will stand out greatly from the images. Since this is the problem I'm looking to correct in the first place, I need a better method. I decided to draw my word balloons on vellum, scan them in, and place them that way.
Original Balloons- Done digitally using poor man's method I developed while in undergrad. What's wrong? The balloons themseles are ugly, the lettering is too big.
PART 1: LETTERING
Our unlettered page.
Blambot at a size 12. I chose Mighty Zeo because it has both upper and lower cases, and I thought an all upper case comic font might feel too 'epic' for this story.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Relettering and Redoing Word Balloons
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.